I’m over the moon you found me in my little corner of the blogosphere world!
I’ll keep the introduction short, so here goes; I’m Natalie, the girl behind the blog.
I’ve been married to my husband Brett, for almost 9 years, together 16 years. We have three handsome boys, Liam (6) Jack (4) and Theodore (2), and they keep this stay at home mama busy! Yes, I traded in a job in management, to manage these little babes. I love a good sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond is my favorite, my guilty pleasure is trashy TV, where are all of my real housewives of anywhere lovers?? You can bet I enjoy anything HGTV, especially during this crazy beautiful season of building. We recently sold our starter home in the city, to build our forever home in the country for reasons beyond our control. I love Ohio weather, we get to sample all the seasons, but Fall is hands down THE BEST, we had a big Fall wedding, complete with pumpkin centerpieces. I wish I loved to travel, but I get motion sickness something fierce, that being said, I enjoyed our Ireland honeymoon. I love a good beach, Destin, FL to be exact. My favorite book is Jane Eyre, I’ve read it more times than I can remember. If you haven’t heard of it, I encourage you to go pick up a copy. I didn’t drink coffee until my late twenties, I’m sure having our first child around the same time is just a coincidence. Trying my best to master this motherhood game while aspiring to find joy amidst the chaos!
Here is a sweet snapshot of our little cottage, as you can see, she’s still under construction, we have big plans for her, fingers crossed it will be complete (livable) early Fall. I can’t wait to share how we take our builder grade home and customize it to better fit our personal style. Would you believe me if I told you this wasn’t even the house we started with, or the land? More on that later when I share all about Our Building Journey in coming posts. Feel free to follow along on Instagram @our_whitecottage https://www.instagram.com/our_whitecottage/
My wish for this blog, is simple, I want to share our lives with you. The good, the bad and everything in between. I want this space to be an outlet, where we can cheer on one another as we navigate our own story. My story? I am a stay at home mom, married, with three boys. We are building our forever home on a couple of acres in the country. I am an introvert to my core, I observe, before I engage. I am a leader and prefer to take charge of situations. However, if I were to peel back another layer, I would say; I am a mother, fighting for her son, who lives with a rare genetic disease, that currently offers no cure. The decisions we make in our lives now, (such as building a home) all stem from our son’s rare disease. (if you wish to know more, check out his story on IG @lovingjackhenry http://instagram.com/lovingjackhenry
Thank you for stopping by today, drop a comment below and tell me a little about yourself. What’s your story?